Friday, December 11, 2009

Deuteronomy 3-4; Luke 2:25-52

“Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them slip from your heart as long as you live” (Deuteronomy 4:9).

How quickly I forget the great things God has done. One thing I’ve been amazed to see over the course of this Bible study is how closely I identify with the Israelites. Time and again I fall back into the same practices. I make the same mistakes. I start to doubt my God. And time and again I have to fall on my face and ask him for forgiveness once again. That’s why these words of caution from todays reading are so important, even to me. I too, have things I never want to forget.

What things do I never want to slip from my heart, you may ask?

That day when I was a friendless, broken twelve year old girl, and God spoke to my heart and told me that He was ready and waiting to be that friend that would never leave or forsake me.

The long night of grief when I was nineteen and he gave me a peace that passes all understanding.

That moment when I pledged my life to my husband at the age of twenty-five, and God began the task of teaching me what true, agape love was really like.

And so many other moments in between. My life has been radically changed by my Savior. Each and every day he’s pushing me to grow and change and become more like him. Sometimes I fail, but other times I’m victorious. In all of this, God is ingraining lessons on my heart each and every day, things I never want to forget, things I want to change me forever.

What lessons has God taught you over the years? What things do you never want to forget? Is there anything that you want to start afresh today? How will you go about that?

1 comment:

  1. One major lesson God has taught me over the years is that anything, and I mean ANYTHING can be an act of worship that brings me into the presence of God. Changing a poopy diaper, doing dishes, or folding laundry - all potential acts of worship.

    One thing I never want to forget is that I am not the Holy Spirit - no matter how good my flesh may tell me that I am!

    One thing to start afresh? Just one? Really? What one thing DON'T I want to start afresh? :-)

    How I'm going to go about starting a couple things I have in mind, I have NO idea...

    "By God's grace" is about as far as I can go right now.